Carey Mulligan has found motherhood so far ''stressful.''

The 30-year-old actress, who is currently promoting her new movie 'Suffragette', gave birth to her baby daughter Evelyn earlier this month but has been struggling to balance her new role as a mother with her globe-trotting career.

Speaking to E! News, she said: ''The last couple of weeks have been pretty stressful. Doing press and doing it with a tiny baby, timing has been very important and babies do what they want, which is a challenge. ''

However, the blonde beauty has admitted her 'Suffragette' co-star Meryl Streep, 66, who has four grown-up children, Henry, Mamie, Grace and Louisa, has been so ''helpful''.

She explained: ''It's really helpful when you have Meryl Streep backstage at events shouting at people on your behalf, telling them to hurry the hell up because you have a nursing mother here.''

Meanwhile, Evelyn may be just under a month old but Carey and her husband Marcus Mumford have already banned their little one from getting any tattoos or piercings.

Asked what life lesson she'll teach her daughter, the talented actress said recently: ''Oh, man, one life lesson? No make-up, no piercings, no tattoos.''